Psalm 79:7
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New American Standard Bible
For they have devoured Jacob And laid waste his habitation.

King James Bible
For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.

Darby Bible Translation
For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his habitation.

World English Bible
For they have devoured Jacob, and destroyed his homeland.

Young's Literal Translation
For one hath devoured Jacob, And his habitation they have made desolate.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For they have devoured Jacob - literally, "They have eaten." That is, they have eaten up what the land produced.

And laid waste his dwelling-place - His home; his habitation; the residence of Jacob, or of the people of Israel.

Psalm 79:7 Parallel Commentaries

Period ii. The Church from the Permanent Division of the Empire Until the Collapse of the Western Empire and the First Schism Between the East and the West, or Until About A. D. 500
In the second period of the history of the Church under the Christian Empire, the Church, although existing in two divisions of the Empire and experiencing very different political fortunes, may still be regarded as forming a whole. The theological controversies distracting the Church, although different in the two halves of the Graeco-Roman world, were felt to some extent in both divisions of the Empire and not merely in the one in which they were principally fought out; and in the condemnation
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Chronicles 36:19
Then they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its fortified buildings with fire and destroyed all its valuable articles.

Psalm 53:4
Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up My people as though they ate bread And have not called upon God?

Isaiah 9:12
The Arameans on the east and the Philistines on the west; And they devour Israel with gaping jaws. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You And on the families that do not call Your name; For they have devoured Jacob; They have devoured him and consumed him And have laid waste his habitation.

Jeremiah 39:8
The Chaldeans also burned with fire the king's palace and the houses of the people, and they broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

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